They noted their favorable personal relationship and its contribution to the strengthening of the connection between Israel and Turkey.

(Communicated by the MFA Spokesman’s Bureau)

Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni spoke this evening (Monday, 3 September) with Abdullah Gul, newly elected President of Turkey.

FM Livni congratulated Mr. Gul on winning the elections, and expressed her appreciation of the role Turkey fulfills in the region. The two mentioned the favorable personal relationship they have built over the years and its contribution to the strengthening of the connection between Israel and Turkey.

The two leaders agreed to continue to fortify the relationship in light of the tasks and challenges facing the region.